Ocean City Slip & Fall Lawyer
When someone is injured in Ocean City, New Jersey because of a slip and fall or some other type of accident caused by a dangerous property, she may feel that it was her fault through clumsiness or by not paying attention. This may be true in some cases but in many others, it may be that a dangerous condition of the property caused the fall or incident. A property owner, manager or tenant has a duty to keep their property safe for its intended uses. The failure to do so can be reckless or negligent conduct leading to liability for the victim’s harm. If you have an Ocean City slip and fall or premises liability lawsuit, call me, Joseph Monaco, to learn your rights.
What does Premises Liability mean in Ocean City, New Jersey?
Under the legal concept known as “premises liability,” a property owner or occupier can be legally at fault for accidents occurring on their premises. If the owner or occupier knew or could have known about the dangerous conditions which caused the accident, they will be found liable to pay an award of monetary damages. The owner or occupier has to take reasonable precautions to fix or warn about the dangerous condition.
Common causes of Ocean City premises liability lawsuits
The set of circumstances causing an Ocean City slip and fall or other type of premises liability lawsuit can be endless but there are common causes. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the top causes include:
- Wet, greasy or food covered floors
- Failure to have proper drainage
- Uneven indoor or outdoor floor surfaces
- Ice or snow covered walkways
- Poor lighting
- Faulty stairways including crooked steps or loose handrails
- Falls from ladders and step stools
- Clutter and debris on ground surfaces
- Improper floor mats
Call Our Ocean City Slip & Fall Lawyers Today
Be sure to take photographs of what caused you to fall, and write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses or those in charge of the property. In addition, do not admit fault or give a statement to the property manager or their insurance company without consulting with a lawyer first. Call or text me at 609-277-3166 for a Free Consultation offering my over 25 years of experience as a New Jersey Trial Lawyer. The insurance companies hire the best lawyers so why shouldn’t you do the same.